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South Africa: MPRDA Makes Slow Progress through Provinces

Public hearings on the MPRDA Amendment Bill have taken place at several of the provincial legislatures over the past two months. The period for written comments closed on 22 March, and the final provincial public hearing is due to take place in the Northern Cape legislature on 29 March. While the legislative process is slowly moving forward, it will still be at least several months before the bill is finalized. Furthermore, it is clear from the provincial hearings that community groups and legal NGOs remain highly dissatisfied with the legislative process, which they describe as being flawed.


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